Mindful Organizing with Ellia Harris

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In this episode of Living Upp’s Conversations with Smart People, I talked with Ellia Harris of Mindful Organizing about the process of decluttering as an act of self-care. If topics like perfectionism, procrastination, and productivity stir up some emotions for you, this article may be just the reality check you need. In this interview, Ellia […]

The Systemic Dimension of Self-Care

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The Systemic Dimension of Self-Care helps guide you toward healthier habits related to eating, moving, and resting. Are you honoring your body with real, nourishing foods? Are you moving it sufficiently? Are you getting enough restful sleep so it has time to recover from the demands you place on it? This dimension allows you to […]

On Grieving and Self-Care

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Five years ago today, my life changed dramatically and unexpectedly. It wasn’t so much that I was blind-sided—after all, my intuition had known the truth for quite some time—it was simply that a sequence of events had escalated to the point that I could no longer deny the truth. And that’s the moment my grieving […]

What’s Really Happening Between the Sheets?

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Can we talk about something that’s absolutely non-negotiable for good health? While there may be a few things happening between the sheets, I’m talking about the importance of getting enough restful sleep. The CDC recommends most adults get about 7 hours of sleep each day. But at least 30% of Americans aren’t hitting that target […]